Should Christians Keep the Sabbath?

BFB140430 SabbathWhy do Christians keep only 9 of the 10 commandments?  The fourth commandment says:

“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.  Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God.  In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates.  For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day.  Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.”  (Exodus 20:9-11 NKJV)

For 1700 years the official day of worship for the Christian world has been Sunday, not the seventh-day Sabbath (the day we call Saturday).  Who made that change?  Was it God or man?  If it was God, where did He say so?  If it was a human innovation, should we follow the traditions of man or the commandments of God?

These questions are at the heart of the Hebrew Roots movement.  They are questions which Christians and the church in all its organized forms must confront.  It is therefore timely that World Net Daily is sponsoring a debate on this issue on Saturday, May 10, 6 p.m. EDT.  The debate, moderated by WND founder Joseph Farah, will feature Pastor Jim Staley of Passion for Truth Ministries and Pastor Chris Rosebrough of Passion for Truth Fellowship.  For more details see the WND article here.

This should be a lively and instructive debate.  I plan to watch, and I hope you will also!

Should Christians Keep the Sabbath?

Update:  For a review of the debate and a link to view it on Youtube, see About that Great Sabbath Debate.


© Albert J. McCarn and The Barking Fox Blog, 2014.  Permission to use and/or duplicate original material on The Barking Fox Blog is granted, provided that full and clear credit is given to Albert J. McCarn and The Barking Fox Blog with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.
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About Albert J. McCarn

I am a lifelong disciple of Jesus (Yeshua) of Nazareth, an avid student of the Bible, a devoted husband and father, a 29-year veteran of the United States Army, and a historian who connects people with their own stories.

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